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Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

Oct. 7, 2009—  A Vanderbilt University engineering professor has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium Nov. 15-18 in Herndon, Va. Xenofon Koutsoukos, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is one of 49 engineering researchers and educators who were chosen from a highly...

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Vanderbilt founding member of new online research news channel

Sep. 28, 2009—Concerned with the dramatic decline in the traditional media’s coverage of newsworthy scientific and academic activities, Vanderbilt has joined with 34 other top research universities to create Futurity.org, an online news channel designed to showcase the achievements of their scientists and engineers, medical researchers and scholars. “Futurity.org allows Vanderbilt and other leading universities to reach...

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Engineering Career Day is Oct. 6

Sep. 14, 2009—Vanderbilt Career Center will host an Engineering & Information Technology Industry Career Day at the Student Life Center from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Industry Career Days serve as one of many ways students may interact with potential employers, or seek internship opportunities. To date, participating employers are: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Blackbaud,...

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School of Engineering recruits 7 new faculty members

Sep. 1, 2009—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of seven new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff. They are Jon F. Edd, W. David Merryman, Hak-Joon Sung, Craig L. Duvall, Bennett A. Landman, Yaqiong Xu and Akos Ledeczi. Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Jon Edd focuses his research on inertial and drop-based microfluidics...

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Former NASA leader to deliver Hall Lecture Sept. 24

Sep. 1, 2009—Michael D. Griffin, a former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Challenges Facing the U.S. Civil Space Program – at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Griffin served as NASA administrator from 2005 to...

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ISIS professors receive NSF Awards as a result of U.S. stimulus plan

Aug. 26, 2009—Two ISIS professors have received National Science Foundation awards in the area of intelligent learning environments and distributed real-time embedded systems. These awards are the result of stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The two awards are: Formal Analysis of Choice-Adaptive Intelligent Learning Environments (FACILE) that support Future Learning Principle...

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EECS chair receives IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Merit Award

Aug. 15, 2009—Daniel M. Fleetwood, chair of the electrical engineering and computer science department, has received the 2009 IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Merit Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences. Fleetwood accepted the award, which consists of $5,000, a plaque, and a certificate, at...

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DoD funds to stimulate research go to VUSE professors

Aug. 14, 2009—The Department of Defense announced August 7 the awarding of 28 grants totaling $14.1 million as part of the fiscal 2009 Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). The grants will enhance research and engineering capabilities at 20 academic institutions in 14 states in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD. The...

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